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Petersfield’s Watson wins silver at Youth Summer Olympic Games

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Petersfield High School's Antonio Watson won a silver medal in the Youth Summer Olympics Games on Tuesday.

Petersfield High School’s Antonio Watson won Jamaica’s second medal at the Youth Summer Olympic Games on the final day of athletics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday.

Watson, competing in the men’s 200m, was awarded the silver medal although he finished third in the final race in 21.01 seconds, as his combined times in stages one and two of the event placed him second overall.

The event was won by Qatar’s Abdelaziz Mohamed who pulled off a lifetime best performance in the final race with his 20.68 second effort. Brazil’s Lucas Conceicao Vilar finished second in the final race with 20.99, but had to settle for the bronze medal as Watson had competed better over both stages.

Watson, who is the World Youth Champion in the 400m, expressed disappointment at not winning the gold medal.

“It is disappointing not to win the gold, knowing that I am the World Youth champion (in the 400m). I wanted to come here and get the gold medal,” Watson explained. “I was pleased with how I ran the race. It is now the background season for us in Jamaica and to come out here and run 21.0 in the 200m at this time of the year, it is a great feeling.”

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